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Destined for greatness, André Le Nôtre was born in France to a family of gardeners. His family had a home within the Tuileries Palace grounds. It was here that Andrés father, Jean Le Nôtre, held the esteemed title of master gardener for King Louis XIII. [caption...

Jean-Marc shares the history of glassmaking in Murano, Italy and takes us inside the journey of sourcing these hand-crafted works of functional art.   .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top:...

The story of Venetian glass is one of art history’s most fascinating tales. More than a thousand years old, it has captured the hearts of artists, royalty, noblemen, politicians, and entrepreneurs the world over. With epic accounts of obsession and passion, secrecy and intrigue, even...

One of the few female architects and designers of the postwar Italian modern movement, Gae Aulenti is a force of strength, drive and creativity. She was one of two women in her graduating class from Milan Polytechnic in 1953, after which she launched her prolific...

For years, we at Jean-Marc Fray have had the pleasure of working with Sherwin Rivera Tibayan as he photographs each new piece we bring into our gallery. His beautiful photographs of our furniture and lighting are an essential element of our business. We are also...

First opened in the city of Weimar in 1919, the German art school known as Bauhaus and the subsequent modernist movement celebrate 100 years of world wide impact this year. The Bauhaus style and the many impressive artists, architects, and thinkers influenced by the school...